Star Wars Essential Guide – Weapons & Technology

Project:  illustrated book

Client: Del Rey (Random House)

Date: 2004

Following on from the success of the Vehicles & Vessels book Ballantine decided to move up a gear and use 3D imagery as the main reproduction focus for the images.

The idea was to move forward from an ‘illustrated’ feel of the previous books to a more photo-realistic look (dirt and all).

Over 130 full colour illustrations would take 5 illustrators around 9 month to complete. High polygonal count and high resolution textures were both key to obtaining the clients realistic look to the illustrations.